presented at the

American String Teachers Association's


MARCH 8-11, 2006

Kansas City, MO




The Laufman's presented a workshop for string teachers at this years ASTA Conference. Prior to this, a middle school string teacher from the Kansas City area apprenticed with them via email and phone. She has taught her string students five dances and five fiddle tunes from the Laufman's White Mountain Reel and Companion books with CDs. At the conference workshop on Friday, 20 of these students on fiddle, viola, cello or bass sat in with the Laufman's as they taught the teachers traditional New England fiddling and dance.

(Interview of Apprenticing Teacher by J. Farrar-Royce)

  Session Proposal:    Teaching New England Fiddling    more

  Kansas City Apprentice:     Raytown Middle School String Teacher    more

 Students:    Comments about Their Fiddling & Dancing Experience    more

  Workshop Session:     Friday 11:45 a.m.   more

  Clinician Showcase:    Thursday 1-3 p.m. 

  Poster Sessions:    Friday 9:15-10:15 and 2:15-3:15  

  Auction Donation:   1. White Mountain Reel series (4 books with CDs)    more

  Auction Donation:   2. Six-hour apprenticeship with Dudley Laufman  more

  Funding:    Provided by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts     more

  ASTA Conference website:  

The Laufmans bring some New England Sprit to Missouri. (March 8, 2006)


Jacqueline & Dudley Laufman

PO Box 61, Canterbury, NH, USA 03224

Tel: 603-783-4719   Fax: 603-783-9578 

New email as of January 2007: 

jdlaufman (at) comcast (dot) net

(Put the @ symbol in above address instead of the word (at) with no spaces and a . between comcast and net to deter spam.)